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El Rio Laptop Backpack

A women's backpack with feminine patterning so you can rock it in a skirt.

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  • Black - Nylon
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What are the features?

Organization

Front slip pocket for easy access to phone or keys

Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff

Large main compartment fits books, lunch, and a light jacket

Secure zip pocket for cables, earbuds, stylus, cards, cash, etc.

Fit

Channeled airmesh ventilated back panel

Custom-fit strap design for a truer, more comfortable fit

Designed for a women's specific torso fit

Removable sternum strap

Clever Extras

Elasticized external side pocket for water bottle or U-lock

In-pocket key keeper

On-strap bottle opener for party tricks and quick refreshment

Materials

Refined metal hardware and printed liner for a you’re-worth-it vibe

Origin

Imported

Laptop/Tablet

Internal slip pocket fits up to a 15" MacBook

What's this all about?

Finally, a full-sized backpack designed to fit women and all the stuff we carry to and from the office. Large enough to carry your laptop, lunch, and long coat, but small enough to feel yourself in stylish post-work meet-up, the El Rio is the stylish city girl's new go-to. Designed to fit a woman's body, the straps have a more narrow fit than Timbuk2's unisex packs, and the back panel is similarly designed to suit a female torsos. Zippered pockets provide easy but secure access where you need it, and a stretchy water bottle pocket helps keep you hydrated and relaxed.

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External Dimensions

Size Top Width Bottom Width Height Depth Weight Volume
in cm in cm in cm in cm lb kg cu in L
OS 11.2 28.5 12.4 31.5 18.3 46.5 6.5 16.5 1.9 0.8 1,648 27.0

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OS 10.6 27.0 17.7 45.0 No. Your device will not fit.

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Timbuk2 products have a lifetime warranty; we stand behind the legendary quality and craftsmanship of all our products. But we also embrace the wild, twisty ways of life. If there is a defect in the materials or workmanship of your Timbuk2 product (gasp!), you can file a claim by completing Timbuk2's warranty repair claim . If your product meets Timbuk2's warranty policy, we will repair your bag. If your Timbuk2 product is damaged during normal or abnormal adventure, you will not qualify for a warranty replacement, but you will have epic stories to tell your friends. See if you qualify for a Timbuk2 warranty repair claim here and say hello to your Timbuk2 product for us.

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Reviews (101)

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El Rio Laptop Backpack
 
4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lots of pockets and features (11)
  • Stylish (10)
  • Comfortable strap (8)
  • Good protection (7)
  • Rugged (3)

Cons

  • Not weatherproof (4)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (11)
  • School (7)
  • Travel (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (11), Stylish (7), Budget shopper (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (9), Personal (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

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4.0

Fit for petite frames

By sleepinlim

From Orange County, CA

About Me: Practical, Stylish

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable Strap
  • Good Protection
  • Lots Of Pockets And Features

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • School

    Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

    I've been leisurely looking for a new laptop backpack for awhile now. This one caught my eye because of the smaller fit specifically for women (hot pink polka dot inside too). Most backpacks hang way to low for my petite frame. This one fits great!. It has plenty of pockets for my devices as well as files, papers, planner etc. My only wish is that the color was lighter like the one pictured on the website. I thought it would be a light gray with a tweed look for a more stylish look. It's a medium to dark gray with no tweed look. However, very functional and hoping it'll last over 20 years as stated.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Awesome backpack

    By Beth

    From Boulder, CO

    About Me: Bargain Hunter, Practical, Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Good Protection
    • Great quality
    • Holds Alot
    • Laptop Pocket
    • Lots Of Pockets And Features
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • School
      • Travel

      Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

      This pack fits my laptop in its own secure pocket. Love the ton of pockets!! I've fit a complete change of clothes, heels, Northface tri-climate jacket, laptop, notebook, wallet/purse stuff, and lunch box stuff in the bag all at one time and it still zipped!

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Beautifully designed and lightweight

      By GingerFrank

      From Seattle, WA

      About Me: Bargain Hunter, Practical, Professional, Stylish

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • Good Protection
      • Lots Of Pockets And Features
      • Professional
      • Rugged
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Not Weatherproof

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • School
      • Travel

      Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

      This is my 3rd Timbuk2 and it's a departure from my others as they were messenger bags. I love the fit, style and comfort of this bag. It's much lighter than my previous bags and so comfortable that I barely notice it-even when it's filled with my laptop, kindle, phone, files, wallet, etc. I have the carbon twill and have received numerous compliments on it. I love the pink and white polka-dot interior - it gives the bag a bit of a feminine touch. I commute for work and this bag allows me to keep everything I need in a neat package and has enough pockets to keep me organized. I also love that even though it's a backpack style bag, it still has a professional look. The magnetic closure is strong and keeps my kindle safely stowed but easy to access and the little zipper pocket is perfect for my work badge, keys and phone. Timbuk2 hit this one out of the park. The only drawback is that it's not waterproof, and living in Seattle, that's a bit of an issue. I sprayed it with waterproofing spray and I hope that will help throughout our rainy season. Other than that one issue, it's fantastic. Beautiful design, amazing function and perfect for work, school or travel.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Professional-looking laptop backpack

      By worker bee

      From San Jose, CA

      About Me: Practical, Stylish

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • Good Protection
      • Lots Of Pockets And Features
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Not Weatherproof

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • School

      Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

      I use this backpack for a daily train commute to work. I typically carry a small laptop, paperwork, computer accessories, a lunch, and a water bottle. There's plenty of room for these items without the bag being too big. I really like the styling and color of this bag. It looks professional enough to take to meetings, but is still comfortable and easy to carry. The interior panel, key chain, and phone pocket are very convenient. The material doesn't seem waterproof, but I haven't tested it.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great backpack!

      By Ginger Ale

      From Boston, MA

      About Me: Practical

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • Good Protection
      • Lots Of Pockets And Features
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Not Weatherproof

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Travel

      Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

      I happened to open the package containing the backpack while a colleague was nearby and she immediately complimented the look (I bought the gray/pink one). Meanwhile I've already received other compliments on it. So definitely five stars in style.

      As far as comfort, this is a HUGE upgrade to my previous backpack. The back is well structured and padded, and the straps are very comfortable. I didn't even consider that backpacks could be tailored for women, but now I know the difference!

      The size is perfect, two large divisions, and I love the magnetic close in the front for easy access to items. I would have preferred another mesh side, but that's OK.

      Overall, highly recommended!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Designed to fit

      By Globe trotter

      From Wilmington, NC

      About Me: Business traveler, Practical, Stylish

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • Lots Of Pockets And Features
      • Lots of room
      • Magnetic Front Closure
      • Water Bottle Storage

      Cons

      • None so far

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Heavy Duty Protection
      • Travel

      Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

      There is way more room than I was expecting which is a bonus!
      Lots of internal pockets to hold all those things that usually end up lost underneath everything else.
      The water bottle holder easily doubles up for an umbrella which came to good use on my recent trip back to England.
      I am petite and found the straps to easily adjust to make a good fit. Great padding for my back and shoulders too
      It's well made, and definitely worth the money - I wouldn't be surprised if this one outlasts my previous backpack (different make) which hung on for 10+ years! It's used daily for work and also international travel so its not sitting pretty in a closet somewhere - its sitting pretty on my back and being admired!

      For a picky person like me this has definitely exceeded my expectations.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Love this bag!

      By Amy

      From Chicago, IL

      About Me: Practical, Stylish

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • Good Protection
      • Lots Of Pockets And Features
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting

        Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

        This is a great bag for commuting. Very lightweight yet bigger than it looks so you can still fit tons inside.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great college backpack!

        By JJ

        From Boston, MA

        About Me: Practical

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Lots Of Pockets And Features
        • Magnetic Ipad Pocket
        • Perfect For College
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • School
          • Travel

          Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

          Very stylish and the perfect amount of pockets for everything you would need!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          wonderful backpack

          By Pat Khunachak

          From Washington, DC

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lots Of Pockets And Features
          • Perfect size
          • Rugged
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • School
            • Work

            Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

            Couldn't be happier with purchase

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            I LOVE this backpack

            By JB

            From Wisconsin

            About Me: Athletic, Petite, Practical

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Fits Under Airplane Seats
            • lightweight
            • Not Bigger Than Me
            • Rugged
            • Stylish

            Cons

            • More Internal Pockets Plz

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

            I bought this for traveling to conferences with my 15" Lenovo ThinkPad, iPad Mini, phone, all the chargers related to those, books, notebooks, snacks, and a change of clothes. It worked beautifully. It weighs less than half of my old backpack. It fit under the seat ahead of me on planes. I love the external magentized pocket. Oh, and it looks good.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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